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Can I get pregnant or have surgery while taking warfarin

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant not advised: Warfarin is known to cause birth defects (fetal warfarin syndrome) if used in the first trimester, and neurological defects if used in the second and ... Read More
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Concerning surgery, you should discuss timing and stopping and alternatives before surgery. Surgery while taking warfarin can lead to excessive or da ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daryl Melvin
Specializes in Cardiology
Yess but it depends: Yes Depending why you are on coumadin (warfarin). It can be reversed within a couple of hours.
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Dr. Omar Esponda
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery can be done: In cases in which patients are anticoagulated with warfarin and need emergent surgery fresh frozen plasma transfusion and vitamin K can be used to rev ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Immediately: you don't have to wait it only lasts FOR A WEAK BUT no no long term effects on baby after stopping.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Warfarin shouldn't be a problem but the reason for which you are taking the warfarin might be. Ask your doctor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: It will be ok but be carefully of increase risk of DVT during pregnancy especially in your legs and if you skip a dosage of the lmwh.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
There are: Options but its complex due to need for anticoagulants...Recommend consultation with a high risk ob/gyn.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A perinatalogist. : A perinatalogist takes care of women with very high risk pregnancies which is what yours would be. You also want the doctor taking care of your warfar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, not okay: You should not be on Coumadin / warfarin at any point in preganncy. It is known to be teratogenic in the first trimester and cause, for example, prob ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk with OB: I am familiar with your story from prior posts. I think that this is not ideal to only take your anticoagulant on an intermittent basis. Given our c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Teratogenic to fetus: If you get pregnant, you should switch to lmwh -the moment you know you are prgnant, as you don't want the Coumadin (warfarin) to harm the baby. Howev ... Read More
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